“Nobody ever did, or ever will, escape the consequences of his choices.” –Alfred A. Montapert
You might not think of falling into a black hole as a choice, but in the case of this week’s Ask Ethan, someone is choosing to explore exactly that!
Imagine, if you will, taking a solid object that’s completely outside of an event horizon, of choosing a very massive black hole with minuscule tidal forces at that location in space, and then just barely pushing a tiny piece of that object over to the other side of the horizon. Would you be able to pull it back out again?
An interesting situation to explore, but I’m not about to let someone get off easy! Dive in to the possibilities and impossibilities of black hole escape on this week’s Ask Ethan.